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Poster: R Pal Date: Aug 22, 2010 6:17pm
Forum: oldtimeradio Subject: PD & Copyright and OTR

The "its copyrighted - no its not" issue seems to be a real problem here. As a casual collector and recorder of old radio, I was hoping to post some old tapes I had. These were from the 70's. Bob & Ray and air checks of a now different format New York area radio station. Will this be removed as soon as it goes up?
And how do those people who inform the Archive it might not be PD benefit from the files being removed? It seems like a lot of work just to stop people from enjoying OTR.

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Poster: adamelijah Date: Aug 22, 2010 9:08pm
Forum: oldtimeradio Subject: Re: PD & Copyright and OTR

The way that companies like Radio Spirit benefit is that they hope that if people can't find Burns and Allen for free at archive.org, they'll pay $18.95 for an 8-episode set at Radio Spirits. That's in theory, I'm not sure how it works in practice. In fact, I'm fairly certain in these economic times, they're probably stimulating the business of the guy who sells 276 Burns and Allen episodes on CD for $5.

Regarding your sets of Bob and Ray and airchecks, there's already quite a selection of Bob and Ray here and it's not been challenged as of yet. And if Radio Spirits can make money selling airchecks, then they're better businesspeople than I thought. To be honest, I think the best thing to do is to show reasonable care to make sure materials are public domain. (ie. Stuff that's before March 1972 and U.S. based.

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Poster: Wyatt Cox Date: Sep 6, 2010 7:31pm
Forum: oldtimeradio Subject: Re: PD & Copyright and OTR

Just FYI Bob and Ray (well, Bob, and Ray's family) are still marketing their material online at bob and ray dot com.

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Poster: fleabag2 Date: Sep 20, 2010 1:54pm
Forum: oldtimeradio Subject: Re: PD & Copyright and OTR

It is my understanding that a copyright on ANYTHING (at least in the US) is good for about 99 years.

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